Beautiful Avondale is home to some of the finest wines in South Africa. For over 300 years the vineyards have produced premium grapes – today Avondale is driven by the desire to produce the best wine in the Cape. Avondale wines exhibit a tremendous sense of place. From the fynbos clad slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains to the cooling banks of the Berg River comes fruit that is typically reflective of its mediterranean heritage. No one makes wine like we do. At Avondale we’re getting back to nature – but we are using 21st century science, technology and research in the process. It started a few years ago when we made a simple choice: because wine is a natural (and delicious) product, producing it shouldn’t harm the environment in any way. After all, we want the Avondale farm to be here long after we’ve gone, creating the same delicious wine. And we believe the best way to do that is to make it a sustainable business, one that always works in harmony with the earth. Every step of the way, a holistic, systems-based approach and fine attention to detail has ensured that today, Avondale makes extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature.
Nature uses the spinning, turbulent flow of the vortex to energise and revive fluids. Biodynamic farming mimics this powerful stimulating motion in the hand-stirring of preparations as a connection to the universal forces. We named our dynamic, refreshingly complex white blend Cyclus, because of the elegant way that Avondale’s unique life energy swirls through its invigorating layers. With a soft, rich nose of violets and peach, and just a hint of frangipani, Cyclus holds all the promise of a quality Viognier blend. This is beautifully carried through to the palate where the intense flavours of pear, pineapple, apricot and fig are rounded off with smooth, subtle oak for a creamy, long-structured finish.